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Left: Pictured here is part of a
1950s-era Pan American Life
Insurance building that was
renovated as part of the new
Southeast Louisiana Veterans
Health Care System campus.
Below: Patient rooms at the VA
medical center feature ceiling
lifts that go from the bed to the
bathroom.

[the facility] and have policies to transfer from a
normal environment to an emergency," he says.
Approaching storms call for tough decisions. While
the majority of storm systems weaken or turn at the
last minute, no one can accurately predict the severity
or path. Locking down a hospital too early could be
a disservice to patients, and doing it too late could

UMC New Orleans opened in August and the VA
medical center is scheduled for 2016. Ripple says the
designs of the new hospitals and other buildings in
the city represent a change in attitude about how New
Orleanians view the risk of flooding. He says the city is
slowly embracing buildings that are flexible and adaptable, pointing to raised structures, redundant power
supplies, and "floodable" spaces around the city as a
smarter way of learning to live with the risk. "We just
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can't keep building higher walls thinking we're
going to keep the water out. We're surrounded
by water and we're adapting our city to live with
it," he says. HCD
Craig Guillot is a freelance writer based in
New Orleans. He can be reached at craig@
craigguillot.com.

Four nearby historic homes
were relocated to the VA
medical center grounds and
converted into rehabilitation
spaces and offices.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

put people in danger. Both the VA and UMC New
Orleans projects were designed to respond to threats
at multiple stages. At the earliest, it starts with putting
procedures in place to secure the campus, ensuring
there are no flying materials on-site and preparing to
move staff and patients where they need to be in the
hospital. Elective surgeries are cancelled and patients
who can be discharged early are sent home to minimize the load.


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Healthcare Design - October 2015
Contents
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Editorial
Show Talk
Monitor
Interiors
The Center
Adapt and Overcome
Seeds of Change
Site Seeing
State of Mind
Research
Special Advertising Section: 2015 Landscape Design Portfolio
First Look
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